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Gas or Electric for Apartments

Gas or Electric for Apartments

Is it better to have gas or electric in your apartment? There is no definitive answer in terms of which option is better, however if given the option, many people prefer to have gas in the apartment, as it is often cheaper to heat, provides a better cooking experience...

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Top Philadelphia Apartment Hunting Tips

Top Philadelphia Apartment Hunting Tips

Every city has its nuances when looking for an apartment. For example, in New York City, StreetEasy.com is a major listing platform but not in Philadelphia. In New York city, co-ops are common for rent, but not in Philadelphia. If you are looking for an apartment in...

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13 Cautions Before Renting a Home

13 Cautions Before Renting a Home

Many people look to rent a home for additional space, but many fail to realize that renting a home from an individual can come with serious drawbacks. Before you proceed with renting that home, you should understand and ask these questions. 1.  Who Handles...

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Your Roommate Wants To Break Your Lease

Your Roommate Wants To Break Your Lease

If you rent an apartment with a roommate, you are both likely to be on the lease. But if your roommate wants to break the lease, what can you do? STEP 1: CHECK YOUR LEASE.  A lease between a landlord/property manager and multiple residents typically holds each...

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Which Apartment Floor To Live On?

Which Apartment Floor To Live On?

So you’re at the point where you have narrowed down which apartment complex you want to live in, but are trying to figure out which apartment floor to live on? There are pros and cons to each. Here are some things to consider – Ground or 1st Floor Apartments Many...

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Apartment Parking: How Much is Enough?

Apartment Parking: How Much is Enough?

Many renters consider 'parking' in their apartment search, but few consider parking ratios and the amount of parking that is available. So just how much parking is enough at an apartment building? Every apartment complex is different based on size, location and...

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Are New Apartments Quieter?

Are New Apartments Quieter?

Are newer apartments quieter? Not necessarily. It depends on the specific sound control measures in place. In fact, many older apartment buildings are much quieter than their newer counterparts because they were built when construction costs were lower. While the...

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10 Steps to Renting an Apartment

10 Steps to Renting an Apartment

So, you’re looking to rent an apartment for the first time, and want to know what steps you should take. Take a look below – 1. Figure out where you want to live The first step is to figure out which neighborhood you want to live in. This will of course depend on a...

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